On the Problem of Wanting

the love story project

For weeks I’ve wanted to write about all that’s happened in my life in 2015, but I couldn’t find a good way to get at it. I keep thinking back to a rainy Sunday night, about a year ago, when I met two friends for dinner. One was pregnant and doing interesting research for her PhD in linguistics. She and her husband were thinking about buying a condo or moving to a new, baby-friendly apartment. The other, a psychologist, I hadn’t seen since August, when she was in the midst of a messy break up with a not-at-all-nice guy. But by March she was living happily with her new boyfriend—a man who seemed unbelievably successful and kind and good for her. A man she met the day after her break up. She told us about helping to raise his two kids, and her summer plans to attend conferences and visit…

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14 Signs You’re An Old Soul

Thought Catalog

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1. You tend to think a lot about everything. You’re always finding deeper meaning in your relationships, simple interactions with strangers, and in the world around you.

2. You enjoy solitude and use it as a time to reflect on your life and everything going on in it. You continually seek out higher understanding and are incredibly introspective about life.

3. You’ve always had maturity far beyond your years. When you were a child people commented on how mature you were and you probably enjoyed sitting at the adult’s table as opposed to the children’s table. It’s not that you couldn’t have fun being a kid, it’s just that sometimes you thought the adult conversations were far more interesting.

4. You take pleasure in simple things like drinking coffee and reading the news, having breakfast with friends, cooking a great meal, or reading a good book.

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It’s not Social Media, but the people using it…..

Godiva World

“When you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place.” -Mark Zuckerberg, CEO & Founder of Facebook

Facebook.  Twitter.  Instagram.  Pinterest.  Tumblr.  Blogs.  Kik. Flickr.  The list goes on and on and on but social media is here to stay in a big way!

One thing for certain though, social media has enabled people to connect and communicate at a single keystroke.  It enables you to share snippets of your life with anyone who friends or follows; with friends/family and perfect strangers.  Social media has created a whole new way to meet and greet perfect strangers.  

Unfortunately though, with all of its wonders, it has also created a false sense of belonging; keyboard bandits and bullies; imaginary friends for those how in the real world perhaps wouldn’t have any; make-believe lives; and just about any other dream one can…

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